mating gray/white/black moths
Location: hill above San Mateo, California
October 10, 2010 7:31 pm
I found these two moths, happily oblivious to me, on steps in a yard on the San Francisco peninsula of California. Its a hilly area of grass, shrubs and oak trees. I’d love to get a Latin name for them. Some more photos here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=24023&id=100000839873534&l=551cb22641
Signature: Craig Reynolds
These little beauties are Painted Tiger Moths, Arachnis picta, and they are a common species in Southern California. The caterpillars are of the Woolly Bear type.